Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Is It Weird I Think This Has Possibilities?

Although we all have electricity now, our local grocery stores were without it for the same length as us [4 days] and are having a hard time restocking their fresh & frozen fruits & vegetables, meats, seafood and dairy.

We have depleted just about all of our stores of those things except for eggs, milk, margarine and a lonely package of beef hot dogs. Plus we have tomatoes, green peppers, anaheim peppers and squash from our garden.

When I went shopping today to replenish our meager supplies I realized I had to do it with canned and boxed foodstuff. It doesn't thrill me, but no problem, it is just for a few days.  I figured things like bean burritos, rice, macaroni and cheese, spicy tomato soup, and cereal never killed anyone within a week, right?  But I want to do something interesting and fun.  I figure if I am going to have to make, serve and eat this stuff I might as well make it worth the health risks.

So here is what I came up with for dinner tomorrow night - and don't laugh. Just remember who is talking here, 'kay?

Chili Cheese Dog Ravioli

Pooldad is a huge fan of chili cheese dogs but I don't make a habit of serving them too often [read: never] but I thought since we already had the hot dogs I would buy the chili sauce and Velveeta cheese.  [Yes Tadpoles I am 45 years old and this was my very first purchase of Velveeta ever.  Can you imagine? It shocked my kids.  They love the stuff but I just never bought it. Until today.]

I am going to make homemade ravioli pasta and fill it will with a mix of the chili sauce, diced hot dog and diced onion.  While those are cooking I will make the Velveeta sauce which I will drizzle over the top of the ravioli with some diced tomatoes and dried parsley thrown in for "color".  A crunchy, hot loaf of Italian bread and a sliced pepper, onion and tomato vinagrette salad will salvage make the meal.

Hey - he doesn't call me a cool wife for nothin'. ::GRIN::

I promise to post pictures. If they like it. 

Have a great Fourth of July! 


Sally said...

I think this sounds good! I would eat it, anyway!

I make these little chili dog "pocket" things with a tool I bought from Pampered chef... they're tasty!

Thisisme. said...

Hi dear Skippy. You did make me smile with this post! I can just imagine you tripping round the kitchen, putting this wonderful meal together. I have to say, it all sounds very tasty and I can't tell you how impressed I am that you are actually going to make your own ravioli pasta! Ten out of ten for originality today, and I hope your lovely family all enjoy their specially designed meal. Hee Hee! Hugs to you from across the pond x

EM Illustrator said...

Hi Skippy, sounds very nice.
Glad to hear you have your power back.
Happy 4th of July my friend.
Big hugs

Eva said...

Happy 4th Skippy! I just read your comment and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the transportation offer, but I have cousins picking me up at the airport.

I get into Richmond around 4:15 this afternoon. Sorry about your power outage! I am glad its turned back on and you are super creative with chili dog ravioli - it sounds amaze balls!


kristine barr said...

The Italians will turn over in their graves, but it sounds good. Have fun making and eating them!

Juli said...

I bought my first block of Velveeta at 36. We are officially grown ups now, Welcome.

sapphireblue said...

You have a great attitude about the whole thing. Way to adapt to it.

ellen abbott said...

actually, it doesn't sound too awful. and I was 60 I think, or nearly, before I ever bought Velveeta for chili cheese with chips for the grandkids for lunch one day. actually, Marc bought it and made it.

Jeannie said...

I'm wondering what the verdict is. I've never bought Velveeta either I think. I haven't seen it for years - and I don't remember where I'd have had it - my mother wouldn't have bought it so it would have been at a friends. Homemade ravioli sounds good. Not sure about the filling...
Maybe you could post the dough recipe though.

Jill said...

Sounds good to me, but I'm with you on Velveeta. Who knows what's in that stuff. I only use it once in a blue moon, but whenever I do, everyone likes whatever recipe it is.

colenic said...

Sounds interesting...I only ever buy velveeta when I am making queso dip....and I think the last time I had that was studying for finals when I was in was good brain food :)
Sounds like the garden is doing well!!